Lisa McLain


On the whole, I believe I possess a pretty non-descript crunchy candy shell—I grew up in Clifton Park, NY, hold degrees in Fine Arts and Art History, work for the State of New York, and have a wonderful and very precocious daughter.

The things that occasionally tiptoe their way into my active thoughts, however, lead me to believe I contain a sort of creamy nougat center comprised of dark humor and misanthropy, blended with my own special brand of neurosis.

To provide you with an example: currently, I am examining the theory that both the Weedy and Leafy varieties of seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus & Phycodurus eques – relatives of the seahorse) are the reincarnated souls of evil drag queens.  Not that that is a bad thing, mind you…I admire their flair.  The rest of us cynics could conceivably spend perpetuity as unremarkable seahorses adorning some waiting room aquarium (let’s just hope the water PH is ok.  And get ready for karmic payback for all the times you tapped on the glass even after they told you not to).

The above “nougat” theory is, of course, only that—to truly test that hypothesis would, no doubt, involve some from of electrical current and rather painful poking.

Please, however, don’t poke.  I have sharper poking implements than you.

The PRIDE Show + Fire & Flow

1st Friday | 6/6/14 | 5-9pm | FREE!

The Romaine Brooks Gallery at the Pride Center

 332 Hudson Ave, Albany | 1st Floor

#CapitalPRIDE  #PRIDEweek

PRIDE Show + Fire & Flow poster

The Romaine Brooks Gallery is the Pride Center’s very own art gallery. The gallery features a new show every month to coincide with Albany’s popular 1st Friday.

The Pride Show will highlight some of the amazing LGBTQA artists featured during the gallery’s 2013 season.

In addition to this special gallery show, we welcome members of the Fire and Flow Arts Collective of Albany. Fire spinning with props of many kinds and flowing with a bright glow into the night come out and meet some very different local talent all while supporting Capital PRIDE.



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